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#122 Supplements And The Highly Sensitive Person with Dr. Doni!

How Humans Heal

Release Date: 08/23/2022

#137 Listen In On The 5 Days to Heal HPV Workshop with Dr. Doni show art #137 Listen In On The 5 Days to Heal HPV Workshop with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast I will be sharing a presentation that I gave as part of my FREE 5 Days to Heal HPV Workshop. I want to share this here in the podcast because I believe everyone should have access to this information.   I feel it is my duty, as part of all my years in practice, to share this information about this common virus that all of us are exposed to in our lifetime and yet it is not well known that we can protect ourselves from this virus and prevent it from causing cancer.    So, if you or any of your loved ones are concerned about HPV I encourage you to listen to...

#136 Acupuncture and Fertility with Michelle Oravitz show art #136 Acupuncture and Fertility with Michelle Oravitz

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about acupuncture and Ayurvedic medicine to support fertility with Michelle Oravitz.    Michelle Oravitz began her career as an architect upon graduating from Philadelphia University. After many years of experiencing missed periods (which traditional doctors could not resolve) and enduring stress at her high demand job in NYC, she decided to go to an acupuncturist named Dr. Li who immediately regulated her cycle.   Not only did her symptoms resolve, but she also felt a renewed sense of well being and clarity. She was unable to recognize just how...

#135 How to Manage Cold & Flu Season with Dr. Doni show art #135 How to Manage Cold & Flu Season with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we will discuss how to prevent and recover from upper respiratory infections.    Dr. Doni discusses the various different viruses, including influenza, coronavirus (COVID) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), how to know the difference, and when it is important to know which virus is causing your cold symptoms.   As many of us know, sometimes it may take days, weeks, or even longer to recover and feel fully back to normal once a cold or flu hits. That’s too long to feel outside of our optimal health.    Upper respiratory infections often...

#134 The Importance of Self C.A.R.E. with Dr. Doni show art #134 The Importance of Self C.A.R.E. with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about self-care and what it is like to go on a retreat.   So what is self-care?    We have been taught that self-care is just related to a set of essential daily activities like showering, brushing our teeth, eating, resting, and getting some sleep. To me true self-care is so much more than that.     It is about doing the activities that help you experience the essence of taking care of yourself, which involve self-compassion and self-prioritization of your time and your resources to do not only what you want but what is beneficial to...

#133 Hormones Interaction with Weight Loss and Fertility with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi show art #133 Hormones Interaction with Weight Loss and Fertility with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about hormones, including leptin, and how hormones relate to weight loss and fertility with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi. We also discuss the effect of gluten and Celiac disease on hormones and fertility.   Dr. Bindiya is a functional and integrative doctor who specializes in helping patients to alleviate their leptin resistance, lose weight, and return to wellness.   For a long time Dr. Bindiya suffered from nutritional deficiency due to a “healthy diet”. She suffered from constipation, anemia, acne, headaches, skin rashes, irregular menstrual cycles, constant...

#132 Grief and Stress with Dr. Doni show art #132 Grief and Stress with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about stress related to grief. One of the greatest stresses that we experience as humans and that is the loss of a loved one. Loss, stress and grief can also be related to the end of a relationship for example because of a divorce or a breakup or even the end of a friendship. It could be related to the loss of a job, needing to move homes or the loss of a pet.   The stages of grief are not necessarily linear; we can even go through all of them in a day.   We may feel denial, being in shock, anger, guilt and fear. We may also experience depression and...

#131 Facing Infertility with Jenica Parcell show art #131 Facing Infertility with Jenica Parcell

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast I talked about infertility with Jenica Parcell, who is a certified life coach specializing in fertility and helping women to be fearless when they're going through the process of conceiving.     Planning to get pregnant can be a very stressful process. From the moment you start thinking about having a baby, to figuring out if you are ovulating, whether you are pregnant, is there going to be a miscarriage, will the baby be OK, and then worrying about labor, etc. The whole process can be quite overwhelming.    After Jenica got married at age 21 she...

#130 The Gut-Brain Axis with Dr. Doni show art #130 The Gut-Brain Axis with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about the gut-brain axis. Stress and cortisol levels in our bodies disrupt our gut health and then our gut health disrupts our cortisol levels and our nervous system. This creates a vicious cycle that leads to various health issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia and many more. By solving the gut-brain axis and healing it we can heal from these chronic issues. So, what is this gut-brain axis?     The mind-gut connection is related to the Vagus nerve. The Vagus nerve is the longest nerve in our bodies and it is heavily involved in the...

#129 Stress and Gut Health with Kiran Krishnan show art #129 Stress and Gut Health with Kiran Krishnan

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast I talked with Kiran Krishnan, he is a research microbiologist and the co-founder of Microbiome Labs. He specializes in understanding our gut and our gut biome.     -   I’ve known Kiran for a number of years (we often attend the same medical conferences) and I always enjoy getting his scientific perspective. Today I especially wanted to hear his perspective on stress and the gut-brain axis.    How are stress and our gut health connected?    Kiran explains that we've known for a long time that stress is not good for us but we haven't...

#128 Escape Narcissism with Dr. Doni show art #128 Escape Narcissism with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about the topic of narcissism. Narcissism as an overall concept and term can be used in many ways, including to describe personality traits of being excessively admiring of oneself, someone who might be self-centered or selfish or only thinking of themselves, so much so that they feel a sense of entitlement.    As we talk about narcissism, we need to distinguish it from a healthy sense of self prioritization and self-care. I talk about self-care a lot in my new book and in myself care program. It's all about how we take better care of ourselves in terms...

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I consider myself to be a highly sensitive person – both in terms of my nervous system and in terms of how I respond to changes and substances.  


I didn’t learn about being a highly sensitive person in medical school, however in the 1990s two psychologists – Elaine Aron and Arthur Aron – wrote a book called “The Highly Sensitive Person” in which they defined what it is to have a more sensitive emotional response to what is happening around us. 


I have identified a somewhat different version of a highly sensitive person, and as far as I know, I’ve not seen it defined by other practitioners. Often highly sensitive patients are dismissed by their practitioners because they experience every side effect and react to every nutrient, herb, and even energetic treatments.  


Way back when I was experiencing migraines at every turn, and vomiting when I took herbs and nutrients, I realized that my system was more sensitive to everything I tried – medications and natural substances alike. I was also highly reactive to certain foods, chemicals, fragrances, as well as changes in temperature, time zones, blood sugar levels, and lack of sleep. 



To navigate life, let alone healing, with a highly sensitive body and nervous system is extremely challenging. There were many days I felt like throwing in the towel, but where did that leave me? So, I kept on going and figuring it out.  


In the process of figuring out how to live in a highly sensitive body, I became an expert in stress, leaky gut, detoxification, methylation, hormone and neurotransmitter balancing, and quite simply selfcare.  


In this episode I share what I’ve found is the most effective way to introduce nutrients, herbs and any other approaches for a person who is highly sensitive.  


I also share why it is so important to identify the highest priority imbalances to address and the most efficient sequence to address them, while avoiding making you feel worse in the process.  


There is a paradox of healing that I identified in the process of healing myself. That paradox is that, especially when our systems and body is completely overwhelmed, it is more effective to use the most subtle, gentle, low dose approaches so as to stay under the radar and shift the vicious cycle.  


Best is to begin with selfC.A.R.E. – clean eating, adequate sleep, recovery activities, and exercise (at your pace) – and to adjust and customize for you. 


If you are struggling to get well, and feeling frustrated that nothing works, or that you often feel worse no matter what you try, then this episode is for you.  


Also be sure to refer to my book – Master Your Stress, Reset Your Health.  




And start with my 7-day SelfC.A.R.E. Stress Reset.  







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